Night Magic

Night Magic is a 1985 Canadian-French musical film written by Leonard Cohen and Lewis Furey and directed by Furey. The film stars Nick Mancuso as Michael, a down on his luck musician whose fantasies begin to come true after he meets an angel (Carole Laure).[1] The film's supporting cast includes Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Frank Augustyn, Louis Robitaille, Anik Bissonnette, Nanette Workman and Barbara Eve Harris.[2]

Night Magic
Directed byLewis Furey
Produced byStephen Roth
Robert Lantos
Written byLewis Furey
Leonard Cohen
StarringNick Mancuso
Carole Laure
Music byLewis Furey
Leonard Cohen
Release date
  • 17 May 1985 (1985-05-17) (Cannes)
Running time
95 minutes
Budget$2.64 million

The film was originally slated for release as Angel Eyes,[1] but reverted to its original working title Night Magic by the time of its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 1985.[2]

Most of the score is in Spenserian stanzas.[3]


The film garnered four Genie Award nominations at the 7th Genie Awards:[4]

It won the Best Original Song award for "Angel Eyes".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Angel Eyes heads for Cannes". The Globe and Mail, March 23, 1985.
  2. ^ a b Jay Scott, "'Ooh, that is wonderful, yes!'". The Globe and Mail, May 17, 1985.
  3. ^ The Montreal Gazette, July 19 1986 Night Magic creators take on just too much of a challenge. Bruce Bailey
  4. ^ "Scorecard of major nominees for tonight's Genie Awards on TV". Toronto Star, March 20, 1986.
  5. ^ "Cousin strikes Genie gold; Comedy-drama triumphs in film awards' top categories". Montreal Gazette, March 21, 1986.

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